On March 4, 2016, Baltodano & Baltodano LLP hosted an open house reception in San Luis Obispo to celebrate our 5th year anniversary. The event, which was catered by Taste Catering & Eatery, was attended by 70 guests. The atmosphere was celebratory and appreciative, in the sense that many guests expressed gratitude for the work we are doing in our community on behalf of employees and as a function of our firm’s strong commitment to charitable giving and public service.
Among those in attendance were Melvin and Patricia Dorin, the husband and wife team of artists responsible for the photographs that line our office walls. In 2015, after hosting several exhibits by local artists through the San Luis Museum of Art’s “Art About Town” program, we fell in love with the Dorins’ ocean artifact and tree images, so we purchased the entire collection. The Dorins’ stunning close-ups of seaweed, bark, and other local treasures compliment the expanded office space we moved into in May of last year and are also featured on our website.
In addition to our guests, we were thrilled to have our statewide team in town for the festivities. Partner Lauren Teukolsky, who leads our new Los Angeles office, was present, as were our two Of Counsel attorneys, Thomas A. Miller (Orange County) and Allison L. Ehlert (Bay Area). Our local legal and administrative team were present as well. Several members of the SLO County Bar Association attended, enjoying food, wine, and an opportunity to meet with other professionals and community members.
As we reflect on the last five years, we are honored to do the work we love doing in a community that has become home. Despite the firm’s tremendous growth and success, we have not lost sight of the values that guide us: passion for the work we do, an ability to embrace adversity, and above all, compassion. Today, with an impressive legal team and skilled administrative staff in place, Baltodano & Baltodano LLP is more prepared than ever to meet the employment law needs of our clients on the Central Coast, in Los Angeles, and throughout California.
Open House photo credits: Erica Flores Baltodano.